Well no **** that European Captains aren't going win as many Cups because a majority of the ****ing league is North American. Hell, there are only 7 European Captains in the NHL right now.
I shouldn't even continue this argument because of its absurdity. Henrik Lundqvist should dispel any of this "soft euro we cant win with them" crap considering that we watch him play every other day. Apparently, that's not the case.
Yup. Crazy how the best defensive forward of the last decade holds the name Pavel.
Goalie is a whole different argument because that is a single position . Lundqvist doesn't have line mates or a defensive partner . He only worries about keeping the pick out the net .
Btw 7 captains would equate to about 24% that's a high percentage
Btw you think there is a reason why there aren't that many of them captain ?
Oh and best "defensive forward " yeah I think he won an award for that. But how did his team do in the playoffs last season ?
Mats Sundin was one of the great Captains of the last 20 years.
There are less Europeans on average. In alot of instances they may not get the chance because of established Vets already captaining many teams. But also, there is a bias there, mainly from the guys still running teams that have been around since before the cold war ended.
Would it be crazy to think the last time Staal played for the Rangers was that night in early March when he got hit by the puck in the eye? We don't know if he will play in the playoffs. The Rangers need to find out what Marc is planning in two years. Does he wanted to be here or not. The speculation with Carolina will only increase next season. Staal has two years left on his contract. The Rangers can't compete with Staal wanting to play with his brothers and family reasons.
Classic, stereotypical New Yorker. I hate that city.
Stereotypical ? Ovy said he would leave the NHL if they won't let him play for his country .... Do u hear any Canadians saying that about the Olympics ? They play for the cup . Not for the flag on their jersey.
It wouldn't matter to me if they were black orange pink square round gay straight strong weak etc...
I would take the guys that grew up wanting to win the cup rather than the other guys